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Food Recalls Grow 10% in US-Pig Ear Dog Treats Latest Victim

Food Recalls Grow 10% in US-Pig Ear Dog Treats Latest Victim

Between 2013 and 2018, the number of food recalls issued within the United States grew by 10%, with 2016 having the greatest number of annual recalls at 905.(1)   

The Food Safety Modernization Act

The Food Safety Modernization Act

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) defines a new standard of safety measures for delivering food and beverages, one that ensures higher sanitization in the freight industry.  Created from industry best practices and signed into law in 2011, the FSMA actually gives shippers opportunities to reduce costs and improve operations.

Average Family Wastes $1500 Worth of Food a Year, How Much Are YOU Wasting on Transportation Costs?

Average Family Wastes $1500 Worth of Food a Year, How Much Are YOU Wasting on Transportation Costs?

Have you ever gone to the supermarket and wondered why they don’t sell half a loaf of bread?  While many freeze the other half, others simply throw it away.  Sounds like a waste of money right?  Or when was the last time you purchased a single banana at the supermarket as opposed to a bunch, only to end up tossing them in the garbage?  In fact, according to the documentary, Wasted! The Story of Food Waste, an average American family throws away nearly $1,500 of food each year! 

Tips on Preventing Cargo Theft this Holiday Season

Tips on Preventing Cargo Theft this Holiday Season

While the third quarter experienced an 18% decrease in stolen goods when compared to the same period last year, cargo theft remains a large problem that costs the industry nearly $30 billion a year according to the FBI.  With the upcoming holiday season, we are quickly approaching some of the busiest retail days of the year, including Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which means an increase in shipping and a greater chance of thieves making out with truckloads of merchandise.  In fact, cargo theft incidents in the third quarter rose 24% compared to 2Q 2017, with the 4th quarter being considered the peak season for thieves with theft rising as much as 40% on holiday weekends. (1, 2)

How Much Does a Food Recall Really Cost You?

 How Much Does a Food Recall Really Cost You?

It’s a dreaded word that no food manufacturer wants to hear…RECALL.  The cause of over 48 million illnesses annually, nearly 25-30 food contamination incidents occur globally each week. 1  According to a study conducted by Ohio State University’s Robert Scharff, food recalls cost an estimated $55.5 billion a year when factoring in medical expenses, productivity loss and mortality. 2But how does this translate from a company standpoint?

Compliance Date Draws Near for Food Safety Modernization Act’s Sanitary Transportation Rule

Compliance Date Draws Near for Food Safety Modernization Act’s Sanitary Transportation Rule

April 6th marks the day shippers, carriers, brokers, receivers, and loaders will need to comply with the sanitary transportation portion of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

Cause Being Investigated for Contaminated Strawberries Leading to Hepatitis A Outbreak

Cause Being Investigated for Contaminated Strawberries Leading to Hepatitis A Outbreak

Food recalls can be the result of improper handling of products during any part of the supply chain process, whether it be the purchasing of raw materials, manufacturing, distribution, or sale of the finished product and the results can be catastrophic to both the manufacturer/supplier and the consumer.

Food and Medical Syringe Recalls Issued Due to Contamination Concerns

Food and Medical Syringe Recalls Issued Due to Contamination Concerns

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that nearly 48 million Americans are the victim of foodborne illnesses each year. 1  Food can become contaminated from a variety of means including environmental contamination (chemicals that are released into the air can enter food products), contamination during processing, the development of natural toxins on food crops due to climatic conditions, improper safety methods during transport, storage, packaging, and other levels of the supply chain process, and of course, adulteration (which is especially seen in stolen cargo situations). 2

Trucking Industry Updates: FSMA, Weight Increases, CSA Scores, Pilot Programs for Young Drivers

Trucking Industry Updates: FSMA, Weight Increases, CSA Scores, Pilot Programs for Young Drivers

Food Safety Modernization Act

On January 4th, 2011, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law by President Obama, making it the first significant food safety reform in over 70 years. The FSMA consists of seven rules: